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 Tafsīr al-amāna al-kabīr
(192 words)



Commentary on the Creed

Elias of Nisibis

Date: Before 1046

Original Language: Arabic

Description

This work is divided into 19 parts (fuṣūṣ) corresponding to the elements into which Elias divides the Creed. Each is given in Syriac, together with what is an Arabic paraphrase (tafsīr) followed by a commentary (taʾwīl).

Significance

It is clear that Elias writes about the Trinity and Incarnation with the views of Muslims, as well as Jacobites and Melkites, in mind.

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Monferrer Sala, Juan Pedro, “ Tafsīr al-amāna al-kabīr”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23360>
First published online: 2010



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